The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

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The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the work. A critical edition of the Chinese text is given at the end of the volume. Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction which contains much information hitherto unavailable even to scholars, and provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work. He gives an account of the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with particular attention to the traditions associated with Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing the most important narratives. He then discusses the various texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Columbia University Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • Ill.
  • 0231083610
  • 9780231083614
  • 1,283,049